Regional risk assessment for ASEAN Member States

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    33 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    34 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    55 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    4 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    16 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week ago WARNING

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April 21, 2015

In order to advance disaster management and disaster risk reduction across the region, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is engaged in a project to develop a set of regional risk and vulnerability assessment (RVA) guidelines. The guidelines will support a common approach to developing, analyzing, and sharing risk information that would inform decision making within the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre). Regional risk assessment is one of the strategic priorities of Phase II of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Program.

As part of the process to develop the guidelines, the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS) conducted the “Formalization and Coordination Workshop on Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Guidelines,” April 1 and 2, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and co-organized by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), this event served as an opportunity to build consensus on the purpose of the RVA Guidelines, as well as the goals and basic implementation strategies. It was also an opportunity to present initial findings of a gap analysis and to gather additional information.

Representatives from seven AMS, the ASEAN Partnership Group, AHA Centre, ASEAN Secretariat, and Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI, the implementation partner for PROGRESS) participated in the workshop. Presentations, guided discussions, and surveys helped to explore common interests, capabilities, and challenges within the context of a regional RVA. Participants discussed issues related to data, methods and tools, application of the data, and institutional mechanisms, including such topics as data sharing and security, technical capacity, and sustainability.

With PDC co-organizing the event and providing technical support to ASEAN, PDC Director of Applied Science Dr. Heather Bell facilitated the workshop. Bell is also managing the process for the development of RVA guidelines.

In the future, once agreements are in place and the guidelines have been implemented in the AMS, the vision is to integrate relevant information into the DisasterAWARE-based Disaster Monitoring and Response System (DMRS) at the AHA Centre. PDC is supporting another Phase II project to enhance the utility and data content of DMRS. A third, related project currently underway with PROGRESS support will result in the development of curricula for three disaster management courses.

For more information on this event:
• View the AHA Centre website to learn about the AADMER Work Program,
• Visit the ASEAN Facebook page for more images, and
• Read more about the ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS here.

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